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Study Found Proteins in Urine Can Indicate Pancreatic Cancer

 

Study Confirms Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Effectiveness for Early-Stage Lung Cancer According to research from a phase III randomized international study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), also known as […]

 

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Cancer Terms to Know: Local Control

 

If you or a loved one is preparing to undergo cancer treatment and have been presented with various treatment options, one of the many medical terms you may have heard is “local control.” This term refers to cancer that hasn’t grown and progressed and remains at the original tumor site. Radiation is used for local […]

 

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Kidney Cancer Staging

 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, correct staging of the disease is an important aspect of determining a treatment plan. The most common form of kidney cancer is known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC). RCC generally grows as a single tumor in the kidney. When a kidney cancer diagnosis […]

 

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National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week: Screening Update

 

This week is recognized as National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, a weeklong observance that focuses on promoting education and awareness around the many types of cancers of the head, neck and mouth.  Recent clinical research has drawn attention to screening approaches for these types of diseases. A recent study completed by the University […]

 

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National Cancer Control Month: Recommended Self-Examinations

 

April is honored as National Cancer Control Month. This time spotlights healthy lifestyles, cancer screenings, access to quality cancer care, and improving quality of life for cancer survivors. Detecting cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear and when it is typically most treatable, is crucial. Below are a few recommended self-examinations. Testicular self-exam By […]

 

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2015 Resolutions: Resources to Quit Smoking

 

A research study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychology cited that quitting smoking often ranks among the top ten New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent of those surveyed achieve their annual goals. Whether you’ve attempted to quit smoking in the past or are making this resolution for the first time, these steps can […]

 

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Hear from Our Doctors: CyberKnife Tracks Tumors in Real-Time

 

For patients with surgically inoperable tumors or those seeking an alternative to an invasive approach, CyberKnife® offers several benefits. Hear from radiation oncologist Dr. David Morris below on how the CyberKnife’s unique tracking system focuses and targets radiation precisely to the tumor while avoiding nearby healthy tissue. “The CyberKnife allows our physician team to treat tumors throughout […]

 

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Milestones in Treatment: 20 Years of CyberKnife Technology

 

St. Louis CyberKnife is proud to commemorate the 20th anniversary of CyberKnife® technology this year. Developed in 1994 at Stanford by Dr. John Adler, the concept was conceived with the goal of treating tumors throughout the body with radiosurgery, a treatment that at the time was restricted to head and neck tumors. Officially approved by […]

 

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In the Treatment Room: Patient Playlist

 

Patient comfort is a big part of the treatment experience offered at St. Louis CyberKnife. Along with being a painless and noninvasive procedure, patients are encouraged to bring their favorite music to listen to during their CyberKnife® session. Listening to a favorite song or playlist can help relax a patient while the CyberKnife’s robotic arm […]

 

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Video: Learn more about Imaging Exams

 

The video below is a helpful resource to guide you through the multiple different imaging exams offered at our center’s hospital system, SSM Health Care. Watch as Dr. Daniel Cohen, chief of radiology at SSM St. Joseph Health Center explains the important role that quality imaging exams play in the diagnoses and treatment of many […]

 

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